Tuvalu National Library and Archives

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Tuvalu National Library and Archives
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Tuvalu
Headquarters Funafuti
Agency executive
  • Kana Teafiula, National Librarian and Archivist
Parent agency Ministry of Education and Culture

Coordinates: 8°31′S 179°03′E / 8.517°S 179.050°E / -8.517; 179.050 The Tuvalu National Library and Archives (TNLA) is the national library of Tuvalu. It is located in Funafuti.[1][2]

Role and facilities[edit]

The TNLA holds "vital documentation on the cultural, social and political heritage of Tuvalu", including surviving records from the colonial administration, as well as Tuvalu government archives.[3]

The library's archives have been described as "comparatively well housed" but "endangered [...] through frequent and heavy use and [...] through risk of being washed away in a cyclone-prone area. Environmental and handling damage is occurring to key customary records". This has resulted in the Tuvalu National Archives preservation pilot project (EAP005) and Tuvalu National Archives major project of 2005, projects of the British Library and the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau of the ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University to microfilm and digitally copy the archives.[3][4]

National Librarian and Archivist[edit]

Kana Teafiula is the Acting Librarian and Archivist.[2][3]

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